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Borrego Springs, CA

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My new campsite is a Georgia Peach!

After doing the final packing up this morning, I stopped at the dump station, filled up with gas at a pre-scouted gas station, and was finally on my way for a 140 mile uneventful journey to my next destination. 

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We traveled to a new state, Georgia, and a new time zone, Eastern.  That meant I lost an hour along the way.  I arrived at the Holiday Campground on West Point Lake that the hosts at Prairie Creek COE campground had recommended.  If you remember, my plan was to get a non-reservable  site to plunk myself down in to wait out the Memorial Day weekend.  I’m happy to report that I was successful!  Surprisingly, when I arrived, the hosts at this COE campground said they were expecting me.  What?  It turns out that the folks at Prairie Creek gave them a call on my behalf and asked that they welcome me and see that I got a good site.  Wow!  Talk about customer service and going the extra mile.  I was flabbergasted to say the least.  What a lucky person I am.  At the gate house, the gentleman told me I was lucky there were any sites available as this park is usually full all of the time.  He then told me he thought I’d like #103.

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He was right.  It is a real peach of a site.  There are no sites to the right, and the nearest site to the left is about 50 yards away.  As I was getting back into the rig to drive it out of the tricky parking space I was in at the gate, I overheard two southern gentlemen proclaiming, “Oh my God, she’s driving that thing herself!”  Surprised smile

As I maneuvered through the ultra skinny entrance gate without hitting any of the curbs, they loudly proclaimed that they’d be willing to help me get set up (poor little woman and all).  I stomped on the brakes, stuck my head out the window, and said I’d surely appreciate it if one of them would be willing to help direct my backing into the site.  Since I’d never been there before I figured it couldn’t hurt.  You never know what kind of challenges may present themselves.  It turned out this site was a piece of cake, but I still appreciated having someone in my rearview mirrors using hand signals.  I declined their offer to get me all hooked up, as I wanted to do a little more maneuvering to get in just right.  I appreciated their kindness, and I think they felt good helping what they envisioned as a damsel in distress.

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This is the view out my front windshield, and across the road.  It’s so nice to see some water that isn’t all mucky brown.

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This is the little bay that is behind my rig.  With almost two weeks here maybe I’ll finally get my inflatable kayak out to go for a little paddle.  My hip is feeling better so I think I could manage getting down there.

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“Quit trying to take my picture, and let’s go for a walk!”, says my companion.  Okay, after taking my time getting everything set up we did just that.

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We headed for the water behind the rig.  It’s almost like having my own private little beach.  Don’t know if there are any alligators here or if a little swimming is allowed.  I’ll find out tomorrow.

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The water is crystal clear and it is a very secluded area.  I think I’m going to enjoy my time here.

Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later,  Judy

29 comments:

  1. Georgia is a beautiful state..I'm sure you will find lots of adventures and things to photograph...Glad you are all set up ...sometimes it's kind of nice to have a male person be a gentleman too!

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  2. You found a peach of a spot! Looks like photo opps will abound! I sure like when a plan comes together!!

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  3. What a beautiful site you snagged. It sounds like you're getting some of that famous southern hospitality.

    You're in Georgia now, expect gators, and remember they like to eat dogs.

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  4. Does look like a nice place to spend a few weeks. Emma looks like she will enjoy it too!

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  5. I am so glad you let those guys help you. Those male egos can be so fragile and I'm sure they had a great time helping you. And you have a beautiful site. And isn't it wonderful when people do go above and beyond. That was so great of them.

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  6. Wow is that a gorgeous site! Can't wait to hear about your kayaking adventures! Too funny about those old guys marveling at your driving skills-- glad you were able to put them to work so they wouldn't be drawing a crowd to watch you unhook the toad!

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  7. That is a beautiful place you landed. I hope you and Emma enjoy every minute.

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  8. Nice, very nice. Hope you both enjoy your stay.

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  9. Those folks at Prairie Creek r really nice for sure...that was sweet of them to call ahead. Those fellas just don't know how long u've been driving and how well u do huh? lol U have a beautiful view and a super nice site. Glad to hear ur going to kayak and enjoy that water. Hello and pats to Emma. Looking forward to the pics u will be posting during ur stay there.

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  10. Another great COE campground; enjoy the next two weeks there.

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  11. What a great campsite. Enjoy your stay!

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  12. I love Georgia and find the people there to be so friendly. Glad you are experiencing it.

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  13. Uneventful travel is a good thing--beautiful spot!

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  14. Looks like you got a great site... what a nice thing for the people there to do. Sounds like you're getting a reputation ;-)

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  15. Lovely. Looks like Emma will taste a bit of heaven for two weeks.

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  16. as all the others have said, beautiful spot.ok, I'm going to give those men the benefit of the doubt.
    it wasnt because you are a woman, but you are so petite. We had a trucker that was 5'2" and about 100 lbs....we all marveled the way she handled that rig because of her size. :-)

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  17. What a beautiful spot you are in. I just love that you can relax here for an entire 2 weeks. And I'm amazed at the welcome mat spread out for you by both the COEs. Very very nice!!

    Sherry
    www.directionofourdreams.blogspot.com

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  18. Judy, that looks like a gorgeous site and park!! So nice of them to extend their customer service!
    Enjoy the beautiful view!

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  19. That is a beautiful site and that kind of service is all that good karma you have! Looking forward to hearing about this beautiful spot.

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  20. Silly men! Why do they always think a woman can't do anything for herself? Looks like you nabbed a beautiful spot. Enjoy!

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  21. Glad to see you being such a wonderful person pays off sometimes.

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  22. Looks very restful and 'good for you' kind of place. Enjoy.

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  24. Oh I just love the damsel in distress part. . .ain't never nothin' wrong with playin' that up!

    Janice
    ReadyToGoFullTimeRVing.blogspot.com

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  25. "Oh my God," you lucky lady!! Enjoy that pretty, clear Georgia water and have fun exploring!

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  26. What a lovely and seemingly relaxing spot. Enjoy your stay!

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  27. What a wonderful site!

    One of these days I want to get to Georgia and then to Virginia to visit friends and family.

    Does Emma go with you in the kayak? I would like to get one and take Angel with me. She has her own life vest.

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  28. Judy, Glad you found a good campground at Holiday COE. You are almost in our backyard. We are about 10 miles from you. Would love to get together and meet you and Emma sometime. Enjoy your stay... and there are no gators in the lake!

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